Museum of Byzantine Culture
The museum, is one of the most important museums of the country, with valuable Byzantine exhibits dating back from the Early Byzantine period to the Turkish occupation.The Museum of Byzantine Culture has been awarded the Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2005, for its significant contribution to the understanding of European cultural heritage. The jury described the museum as "visitor-friendly, with an educational emphasis on children".
From the bright stillness of its enclosed courtyard to the intimate darkness of the textured interiors, this contemporary structure designed by award-winning architect and painter Kyriakos Korkos, evokes a sense of sanctuary, ideally suited to the exploration of the early Christian era through the middle Byzantine period.
The culture of the middle Byzantium period is explored through the sculptures, icons, artifacts and jewelry in an exhibition on the Macedonian and Comnenus dynasties. Artifacts of the dynasties of the Byzantine Emperors follow, then “The Twilight of Byzantium: 1204-1453” to complete this experience of both the sacred and secular throughout Byzantium.
photos of the museum by mbp.gr/en/home
SUMMER OPENING 7 April 2017 - 31 October, every day 8:00 - 20:00
WINTER OPENING 1 November 2016 - 31 March, every day 9:00 - 16:00
1st April - 31st October, main ticket 8€, reduced ticket 4€
1st November - 31st March, ticket 4€
Combined ticket Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Museum of Byzantine Culture, White Tower, Archaeological Site and Museum of Roman Agora, Galerian Complex-Arched Hall
main ticket 15€, reduced ticket 8€ (duration 3 days)